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Workgroup for Framework Conditions of Excellence Strategy

In order to prepare the uni­ver­si­ty for the next round of the Excellence Strategy, a workgroup was formed at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity in the summer of 2021. The workgroup further develops the frame­work conditions that support excellent science. Wherever possible, a tandem from science and administration is assigned to the following topics.

  • Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany, Vice President Research
  • Prof. Dr. Tessa Flatten, Vice President International Affairs
  • Stefan Hofbeck, Head of Department of Uni­ver­sity Development and Organization
  • Pascal Alscher, Coordinator of Non-scientific Excellence Criteria


  • Dr. Verena Risse, Advisor of the Rectorate for Research
  • Dr. Nils Kasties, Director Office of Research Support Services


  • Prof. Dr. Kevin Kröninger, Department of Physics
  • Dr. Olaf Kletke, Head of Research Data Management in the Department of Uni­ver­sity Development and Organization


  • Prof. Holger Wormer, Chair of Science Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, In­sti­tute of Journalism
  • Eva Prost, Director of Office of Uni­ver­sity Com­mu­ni­ca­tions


  • Prof. Dr. An­dre­as Hoffjan, Department of Business and Economics
  • Dr. Ronald Kriedel, Managing Director of Center for Entre­preneur­ship & Transfer


  • Prof. Dr. Wiebke Möhring, Vice President Academic Affairs
  • Bianca Schumacher, Head of Uni­ver­sity Structure and Quality Management in the Department of Uni­ver­sity Development and Organization


  • Prof. Dr. Tessa Flatten, Vice President International Affairs
  • Dr. Barbara Schneider, Director International Office


  • Prof. Dr. Christiane Pott, Advisor of the Central Equal Opportunities Commissioner
    for the Field of Science
  • Dr. Ute Zimmermann, Head of Staff Unit Equal Opportunities, Family and Diversity in the Department of Human Re­sour­ces


  • Prof. Dr. Christian Neuhäuser, In­sti­tute for Philosophy and Political Science


  • Bastian Stahlbuck, Managing Director Workgroup Sustainability

If you would like to contribute ideas and suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Cam­pus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Cam­pus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Cam­pus to South Cam­pus by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Cam­pus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bo­chum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on North Cam­pus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Cam­pus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Cam­pus and offers a direct connection to South Cam­pus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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